April 2, 2015 at 12:06 pm #185004
I know horror gets virtually ignored by mainstream awards (hence me creating the Fright Meter Awards, which honor the year’s best in horrors: http://www.frightmeterawards.com) but It Follows is getting unsually positive reviews for a horror film, as it currently has an 83 on Metacritic.
Has anyone seen it? Curious as to your thoughts? I saw it this past weekend and absolutely LOVED it. It’s not perfect, but in the age of remakes and sequels, it is such a breath of fresh air for the genre. Great suspense and build up, stylish directing, a clever script, and some truly terrifying and memorable sequences. It might have ran a tad longer than it needed to, but I was truly impressed. The relationship between the main characters really had a nostalgic feel for me.
I know it will not be for everyone, but it may be on of the best horror films I have seen in a long, long time. The score is brilliant as well and would be much deserving of an Oscar nomination (though I know that will NEVER happen).April 2, 2015 at 12:10 pm #185006
I haven’t, but I’m curious. It reminds me of horrors like “Housebound” and “The Babadook”, even “The Conjuring” which were very well-recieved in the past few years. Can’t wait to see it! 🙂April 2, 2015 at 12:13 pm #185007
Housebound was my favorite horror film of last year. I liked it more than The Babadook, which I found slightly overrated.
It Follows has a much different tone than the films you mentioned, and I think a more interesting premise. I definitely feel it deserves the accolades it is receiving and horror fans should rush to support it while it is in theaters.April 2, 2015 at 12:20 pm #185008
I haven’t seen it yet, and I look forward to doing so even though I know a lot of people who told me they were disappointed by it or found it oversold (thought that might have just been at Sundance where they also screened the film in my signature, which I find to be a genuine horror masterpiece).April 2, 2015 at 12:23 pm #185009
I’m going to be seeing this soon, I’m very interigued by the trailers and the incredible reviews. I’m hoping this is better than ‘The Babadook’, which is a film I liked but not nearly as much as everyone else.April 2, 2015 at 12:27 pm #185010
I’m going to be seeing this soon, I’m very interigued by the trailers and the incredible reviews. I’m hoping this is better than ‘The Babadook’, which is a film I liked but not nearly as much as everyone else.
I am with you on The Babadook. It wouldn’t have made my personal list of the five best horror films of last year (probably would have placed it sixth). I liked It Follows much, much better.
But of course, like any film of any genre that generates a wealth of positive reviews, there are those who are bound to be disappointed (such as me and The Babadook haha).April 2, 2015 at 12:43 pm #185011
I enjoyed it quite a good deal. Mitchell really does a wonderful job of building up the tension throughout the film, and the score was unnerving as all get out.
And between this and The Guest (which was one of last year’s funnest films, in my opinion), Maika Monroe is really developing into quite the Scream Queen.April 2, 2015 at 4:33 pm #185012
I saw it last week and here is my review:
It’s a very well crafted horror movie which is rare for the 21st century. It doesn’t fall on the cheesy cliches to gain it’s true scares and relies on true suspense like a good horror movie should. The performances were fine and the directing is wonderful. There is really unique cinematography that spins you around in a 360 seeing “it” just in the corner getting closer and closer overtime you swing back to it. The score is wild and spooky and sometimes is just laughable but it really works making it creepy. The production design is great but makes you a little confused what era this movie takes place in but that adds to the mystery to this tale. At times it felt like I knew all the tricks and got repetitive but overall it is a well crafted film that kept me hooked until the end that will make you at first yell in anger but will sit with you overtime well as being the right ending. 4 starsApril 2, 2015 at 10:11 pm #185013
Watched it last weekend and it sucked. Horrible, laugable, nothing scary. The score was about as cheesey as you can get it. It Follows is a big old metaphor for an STD.April 22, 2015 at 1:25 am #185014
Saw it last week, and… wow. It Follows is one of the best horror films of the decade, possibly the best homage horror film ever. So smart, so confident, and just so amazing on every level. The ensemble is low-key, but pitch-perfect. The score is amazing. The direction is, to me, up there as one of the best directed horror films I’ve ever seen. This is my favorite film of 2015 so far, and I could see it going down as my absolute favorite of the year.May 9, 2015 at 7:04 pm #185015
Finally watched ‘It Follows’, and I thought it was pretty great. Maika Monroe (who was also in last year’s underrated gem ‘The Guest’) is terrific here as Jay, a young woman who learns from her boyfriend after sleeping with him that he has passed off a curse that will relentlessly pursue her until she is dead, a curse that takes human form as anyone- a stranger, a friend, a loved one, and though it moves slowly, it will not stop until it catches her or until she passes it off to someone else that she sleeps with. This is a throwback homage to John Carpenter, and lovingly so. The score is fantastic and perfectly compliments the film. David Robert Mitchell’s direction is confident and amps up the tension, and the cinematography keeps things moody and tense even in the well lit public places. There is a near constant sense of dread, and knowing that “it” will eventually catch up to Jay has us wanting to lean over to peak around every corner as she does. If you’re a horror fan, even just a casual fan, I would recommend giving this one a shot. It’s very well made, fun, and pretty darn creepy.May 9, 2015 at 10:41 pm #185016
Shall we start the campaign for Best Original Score?May 9, 2015 at 11:00 pm #185017
Shall we start the campaign for Best Original Score?
Yes. Granted, I’m sure that next year we’ll be talking about it in the ‘Original Scores Ignored By Oscar’ thread. 🙁May 10, 2015 at 8:51 am #185018
I wasnt scared by it but then, I saw it at a Drive-In. It was playing with Cinderella; such a fine family pairing.
I intend to rewatch it on DVD or whatever. Horror is a funny genre for me. I am rarely scared. Lol. Just, once in a while. Not this time, because I could predict the sequences. But I may not on repeat viewing. It happens…August 10, 2015 at 10:04 am #185019
I saw this last night and, as someone who doesn’t like horror movies that much, this scared the crap outta me and I really enjoyed it. Something about how not scary it should’ve been made it terrifying. Thank goodness I watched it at home, I had to talk myself through this one with my friends haha. Very good screenplay, great directing & cinematography, and just a chilling watch. Let’s get Maika Monroe in more movies! This was so much fun to watch. I’ll support an Original Score Oscar campaign!